January 2015 Clematis of the Month

Clematis cirrhosa ‘Freckles’

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CcirrhosaFreckles6One bright sunny day last week, as I poked around in the back garden, I was delighted by several wintry blossoms on C. cirrhosa ‘Freckles.’  This Mediterranean clematis with a delightful scent is said to bloom from October through February.  Mine, however, not being much for following rules, generally prefers blooming in August or March.  I complained about my wayward clematis to a British clematarian friend.  “Do you fertilize it in fall?” he asks.  Well, duh, that makes sense.  For a winter-blooming clematis to do it’s thing in winter, a fertilizer boost in autumn would certainly be helpful.   Of course, I haven’t remembered to do it yet, but I will next fall for sure.

For more information on this winter-bloomer, check out my February 2013 post (see list on the left).  A Dutch blogger has also deemed C. cirrhosa ‘Freckles’ Plant of the Month for January–click here to see the Dutch blog.  Use Google Translate to translate it into English (sort of).

 

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4 Comments

  1. Menck said,

    February 1, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks for the link. And keep up the good work.
    (By the way: I’m a Belgian blogger. 😉 )

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    • February 1, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      You’re welcome. I enjoyed your blog on Clematis cirrhosa ‘Freckles.’ And my apologies to you for not realizing you are Belgian, not Dutch!

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  2. Patrick said,

    March 24, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Hiya – Where is the “Clematis in Seattle” for March ?? I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting …..:(

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